Celtic Connections 2013 programme launched

The music fest launches anniversary programme featuring The Mavericks, Aimee Mann and more


This article is from 2012.

Celtic Connections 2013 programme launched

The Mavericks

The cultural behemoth that is Celtic Connections looks set to bring its A-game next year, as it celebrates 20 years on the music scene with a bumper programme from around the globe. Folk, roots, indie and jazz will all be represented as stalwarts of the scene, including The Mavericks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kate Rusby, Roddy Hart, Karine Polwart and the Lonesome Fire, Aimee Mann and Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, make an appearance, in Glasgow.

Never a festival to forget its roots, the Opening Concert will celebrate and showcase an array of artists who have played at Connections over the past two decades, with performers including Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Cara Dillon and Capercaillie returning to the fold.

Other highlights of the programme include Galician piper Carlos Núñez and Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show, the latter of which will perform at the Barrowland Ballroom. Elsewhere, the global talent continues with Salif Keita who mixes West African sounds with pop, jazz and Latin influences.

Gaelic influences, too, are well represented with singer Flora MacNeil and Ireland’s Peadar Ó Riada. The festival will also boast a hotly anticipated indie strand with Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, among others, returning to showcase tracks from their new EP.

Various venues, Glasgow, 17 Jan--3 Feb 2013.

This article is from 2012.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrating the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe. An international cast of 2100 artists descend upon Glasgow, to create over 300 events. These include ceilidhs, workshops, talks, dancing, art exhibitions and free events.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

…and 15 more dates until 5 Feb 2017


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